Jagex Charitable Giving Update - £75,000 Donated So Far!
We thought you might like an update on how our #PlayApartTogether charity initiatives are going. The answer is: they’re going great!
In Old School RuneScape, we donated £1 for every level gained by players collectively between May 1st and May 4th along with a flat £25,000 from the DMM Tournament to come later this month. This adds up to an incredible £25,557! Along with the money from RuneScape’s initiatives, we raised £60,007, which we'll be boosting to £69,000. Good job, everyone!
But that’s not all. We said we’d donate a total of £100,000 by early June – but there are hundreds of people who our donation could be helping right now. With that in mind, we’ve decided to donate what we've raised so far a little bit early. With the £6,000 from the Old School 1v1 Tournament, we’ll be donating a total of £75,000 to our three partner charities immediately.
We're also planning to donate all the proceeds from RuneScape's Mental Health Awareness Week event alongside the £25,000 we pledged at the end of DMM Tournament. Remember, the tournament worlds are open until May 30th. There’s everything to play for – and who knows, you might just run into your favourite streamer on the battlefield.
We couldn’t have done this without your support – so give yourselves a big pat on the back! You’ve shown our charity partners – CPSL Mind, Rise Above the Disorder, and The Prince’s Trust – just how much the Old School community cares.
If you'd like to know more about how these donations will help people all over the world, why not pop into one of the AMA sessions we've organised on Reddit? You'll get the chance to quiz representatives from two of our charity partners, and pick up on some top tips to help make these days in lockdown a little brighter.
Here are the dates for the AMA sessions:
May 14th, 18:00-20:00 BST: CPSL Mind
May 28th, 18:00-20:00 BST: The Prince’s Trust
We hope to see you there!
The Old School Team